Connections: Our Artistic Diversity Dialogues With Our Collections

29 August 2018–4 August 2019

Exhibition Overview

To celebrate the 150 th anniversary of the Canadian Confederation, the MMFA has invited seven artists representing our cultural diversity to create a work that is inspired by its collection of global cultures. Emerging or established artists are invited to create a work representing trans-historical and contemporary dialogue in connection with the MMFA’s collection of Ancient African, Asian, Mediterranean, Oriental and pre-Columbian art. The laureates of the competition will be announced shortly. The creations will be unveiled as a prelude to the new wing dedicated to world cultures and coexistence. This major reorganization of the collections is planned for 2019 on the upper level of the Jean-Noël Desmarais pavilion. An exhibition organized by the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, and supported by the Canada Council for the Arts program New Chapter.

(Photo: Arwa Abouon, I’m Sorry / I Forgive You, Libye-Canada, 2012. Paris, Institut du monde arabe. © Photo Courtesy of Arwa Abouon)

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